Health

Jake Martinez, 32, looks on as he stands next to his medication at his home Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Murray, Utah. Martinez, who has epilepsy, is worried about health insurance as Republicans move closer to dismantling the Obama health care system, known as the Affordable Care Act, which he and his wife use. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 04, 2017 - 7:35 pm
Unease and uncertainty are settling over Americans with serious illnesses as Republicans move closer to dismantling the Obama health care system. A New Orleans attorney with multiple sclerosis fears he'll be forced to close his practice if he loses coverage, while a Philadelphia woman with asthma...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. is at left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump. The 217-213 vote was...
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The drug "gray death" lies in a dish at the crime lab of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations in Decatur, Ga., on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The new and dangerous opioid combo underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addictions epidemic. Investigators who nicknamed the mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
May 04, 2017 - 4:00 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug...
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Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., left, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump on health care reform. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 04, 2017 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican health care bill, a top-flight priority the party nearly left for dead six weeks ago, headed toward a House showdown vote Thursday. Leaders predicted their prized legislation would pass, a victory that would edge them closer to addressing their long-time pledge to...
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The drug "gray death" lies in a dish at the crime lab of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations in Decatur, Ga., on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The new and dangerous opioid combo underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addictions epidemic. Investigators who nicknamed the mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
May 04, 2017 - 12:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug...
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Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., left, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, following a meeting with President Donald Trump on health care reform. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 04, 2017 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican health care bill leapt over a procedural hurdle and headed toward a showdown vote on final House passage Thursday. Leaders predicted they'd deliver a victory for President Donald Trump just six weeks after nearly leaving the measure for dead and days after GOP...
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In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 photo, Amira Hassan, of Burnsville, Minn., plays in the waiting room at the specialty clinic at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis. Hassan went to the hospital's clinic for a routine wellness check, but had to wear a mask to protect her from measles after an outbreak has sickened more than 30 children in Minnesota. The masks are just one precaution that hospitals are taking to try to control the spread of the disease, which is predominantly affecting Minnesota's Somali community. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti)
May 03, 2017 - 1:49 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state's large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles vaccine because of unfounded fears that it causes autism. Somalis are just the latest example of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2016, file photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Top House Republicans are scrambling to find enough support to prevent another collapse of their push to repeal much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Upton, a respected moderate considered one of his party’s health care experts, came out against the GOP health care bill Tuesday, dealing it a body blow. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 03, 2017 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to meet Wednesday with lawmakers who authored a plan aimed at preventing another collapse of the Republican health care bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal and said the GOP was getting "extremely close" to finally being able to pass...
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This March 8, 2017 photo shows early morning fog along Robin Road in Riggold, Ga. In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. Methadone has been used to treat opioid addiction for 40 years and is the cheapest option. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)
May 03, 2017 - 10:37 am
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers has sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. And most of the patients aren't even from the state. Relaxed...
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This March 8, 2017 photo shows early morning fog along Robin Road in Riggold, Ga. In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. Methadone has been used to treat opioid addiction for 40 years and is the cheapest option. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)
May 03, 2017 - 9:50 am
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. And most of the patients aren't even from the state. Relaxed...
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